Wednesday, July 30, 2014

woyww- moleskin w/c notebook and a bird


Hardly an exciting woyww desk but it does show my new moleskin watercolour notebook which arrived on Tuesday after I placed the order online Sunday.  How good is that and I think I was in my pj's when I ordered and when it arrived.  I have been using cheap notebooks that I buy from the $2 dollar store. Sometimes the quality of the paper is ok other times it is terrible.  I have finally had enough of cheap paper and bought a moleskin.  

This weeks SBS class  was with Cathy Johnson and the focus has been on nature sketching and painting.  

My version of the Eastern Yellow Robin.  He was sitting beautifully in a tree and moved around for a couple of different poses ..... I know he looks like 3 different birds! I got good value out of his moving around.  
Have a lovely woyww and I will slowly visit lots of desks over the week.

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds, such lovely colours, you are very talented.
    Have a good day
    Jan S No49

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  2. Love the latest birds :-) best paper will give you the best results so go for it :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 19

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  3. It looks like a productive work space! xx Jan (57)

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  4. Hi Sandra, your painting of the robin is lovely. I'm part way through a water colouring class but I will never be able to paint anything like this ... you are so talented. I've never seen a yellow robin, only the red robins that are common over here. Enjoy your new moleskin and have a great week. Elizabeth x #53

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  5. Those dollar store books can be hit and miss but are great for when your starting out. We don't get yellow robins here so it's nice to see them in different colours :) hugs Nikki 8

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  6. Oh I do love that bird! It's amazing that a few seemingly simple brush strokes, in the right colours, can bring it to life so completely! Wonderful stuff!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (5)

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  7. Seriously, everything improves if you can get hold of the best quality stuff! I'm sure you'll be happy every time you open that moleskin book.
    Love that robin...you have a knack of grasping the essence of something in a few strokes...clever gal!
    Hugs, LLJ 2xx

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  8. Your painting is awesome and I love your birds. They look so lifelike. I can image him hopping around the tree. I'm sure you'll love your new moleskin and paper you can rely on every time.

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  9. Enjoy your new journal. Hope the paper is all you expect. Love the painting of the bird(s). Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #61

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  10. I think using the best quality you can always makes for a better outcome. You'll feel all warm and happy every time you open that moleskin book :-)
    That little yellow robin is cute! You always manage to capture the essence of something with minimum brush strokes...that's a skill :-)

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  11. Hi Sandra,
    Fabulous watercolour birds! I will look forward to seeing the Moleskin IRL :) They are always wrapped up when I have seen them in shops.
    Lunch in 2 weeks should be fine.

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  12. I really need (ok, want!) a new moleskin journal, I miss mine (I filled it up!) so I like your happy desk today! Thanks for visiting, I'm a bit late repaying the visit! Helen. 7

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  13. Love whatever that purple folder is on your desk, has an amazing design I cant quite make out
    Bridget #48

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  14. Your watercolour bird is amazing- so beautiful. Isn't internet shopping a wonderful thing, although I'm pretty sure my credit card would not agree, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shax #6 xxx

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  15. Love the birds, very pretty. The moleskin journals are great, hope you enjoy using them.
    Have a good week and happy crafting, Angela x # 38

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  16. A lovely painting of the bird - well done. Gorgeous moleskin painting pad.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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  17. Sandra what a beautiful painting and how kind of the bird to pose for you in three different positions, he is gorgeous.
    Chris #45

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  18. I went green when I saw that moleskin book, you are so lucky to have one and I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you paint in it. Your robin paintings are beautiful, the eyes are so expressive, love it.
    Have a great week.
    Von #15

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  19. YAY for happy mail, the birds look so cool. I keep saying I am going to take some classes one of these days. I am loving what you are making :)
    ~Stacy #70

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  20. It always seems funny to see the word "robin" applies to a bird that is so far removed from our robin with its red breast. Having got over that, your painting is really lovely, and how good that he posed so beautifully for you. You should be so proud of your work. Thank you for your visit and your comments on my 55 minute card. The Lady's Smock always seems to grow at the edge of the lawn, but mine seemed to be drowned out of existence last winter, so I now have some seeds ready to get going for next spring. I hope you have a great week. xx Maggie #32

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  21. Hi sandra and very belated woyww wishes im still playing catch up will visit evreyone by next wedensday !.thanks for visiting me earleir in the week and what a fabulous painting its so pretty and i wish we had such pretty colourful birds here . I hope your new moleskin watercolour notebook makes a diffrence to your work, but given your beautiful creation I reckon you could create a masterpeice on anything . crafty hugs andrea x#21

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  22. What a lovely bird study.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier, sorry I am so late I have been on holiday - Hugs, Neet xx 13

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  23. You'll be so happy with better tools or in this case wonderful notebooks! Thanks so much for visiting my blog earlier in the week. The fun foam under the non-stick mat is working nicely, except I have to remember to take it out when I'm not stamping,it's a bit spongy for putting a crease on a paper fold lol. #37

    Oh and this piece is just stunning too!!! You are just talented, that's all there is to it!

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